Congress’ job: “Reins” in the runaway EPA

Now that he no longer has to face the public, President Obama may soon unleash a torrent of radical executive orders with far-reaching consequences, but his regulatory bodies are advancing an all-out war on the U.S. oil and gas industry that can only be curtailed through Congressional action (at least for now). The chief problem is that the EPA's regulations constitute “s power without accountability — a useful formula politically but an abysmal one for policy-making." The REINS Act would end this shell game.”

By |2014-11-10T19:44:42-04:00November 10th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage

In the midst of beheadings, Russia's troop buildup inside Ukraine, and Ebola cases skyrocketing, Hillary Clinton made the claim that climate change “is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world.” How bizarre! Even in Germany, where subsidies have built a gigantic solar industry, solar produced only 0.1% of the nation's energy in the month of January. America, notes Marita Noon, has abundant coal, oil and natural gas resources that we ought not squander.

By |2014-09-09T13:25:02-04:00September 9th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage

Pummeling Coal Country families

President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is about anything BUT protection of the American people and their economic future. Instead, the EPA has proposed regulations -- based on spurious research -- that will devastate families in coal states (and everywhere else as well as a result), kill millions of jobs, and force the cost of electricity to "skyrocket." These smug bureaucrats refuse to disclose their research, their economic projections, or any other data that they allegedly used to develop these proposed standards -- and they have been stonewalling even Congress, demonstrating their unabashed arrogance. It is time that the people rose up, demanded action by their elected representatives to stop the EPA's onslaught on America, and bring the whole truth to light about these rules and the shenanigans of those who seek to impose them on us.

By |2014-08-28T19:11:54-04:00August 26th, 2014|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

EPA goes from Environmental Protection Agency to Extremist Political Agenda

The EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, which by setting strict limits on the life-giving gas carbon dioxide would effectively shut down coal-fired power generation in the U.S., is an unconstitutional overreach, according to CFACT advisor Marita Noon. Noon quotes Justice Scalia's decision that blocked EPA's "tailoring rule": "The power of executing laws…does not include a power to revise clear statutory terms that turn out not to work in practice.” NOTE: You can still send in written comments to the EPA regarding this job-killing, economy-killing regulation.

By |2014-08-11T09:17:25-04:00August 10th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on EPA goes from Environmental Protection Agency to Extremist Political Agenda

Obama continues his attack on U.S. energy

Alan Caruba outlines the many ways the Obama Administration (which includes the EPA) is stifling U.S. energy development and thereby costing Americans jobs, energy security, and of course tax revenues -- all the while raising the price of energy and therefore just about everything else we purchase. The situation, he notes, is exacerbated by a compliant, virtually useless media and by public educators all too willing to parrot the "official line."

By |2014-07-01T16:44:23-04:00July 1st, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Obama continues his attack on U.S. energy

Fixing our dictatorial EPA

The Obama Administration in 2013 alone imposed $1.86 trillion in new annual regulatory compliance costs for U.S. businesses and families, almost guaranteeing a flat economy at best. While only a few Americans consider environmental issues to be urgent, the EPA and the White House are doubling down on power generation, forcing prices upward and pressing for the shutdown of 40% of the U.S. energy base. All of this using "scientific research" (a) they they cannot even find, (b) that is "peer reviewed" only by cronies, or (c) that is tainted by massive contributions to advocacy groups like the American Lung Association. CFACT's Paul Driessen urges state and federal lawmakers and executives, and citizen and scientific groups, to take legal action and other steps to reverse this pattern of wanton disregard for the U.S. economiuc

By |2014-06-19T20:20:33-04:00June 19th, 2014|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

House panel hopes to air inconvenient truths about EPA’s ‘war on coal’

Rep. Ed Whitfield was set to grill Janet McCabe -- the EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation -- on the factual accuracy of statements in the agency's proposed rule governing carbon dioxide regulations for power plants. If only he also had called to testify a representative from the American Lung Association - which has received 591 EPA grants totaling over $43 million plus over 2,800 foundation grants totaling $76 million to ensure that they will never question the EPA's faulty science.

By |2014-06-19T21:11:29-04:00June 19th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on House panel hopes to air inconvenient truths about EPA’s ‘war on coal’

What’s really behind anti-Keystone fanaticism?

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen reports that Big Green sees the Keystone XL pipeline as THE symbol of its anti-hydrocarbon crusade -- and that wealthy liberal foundations, billionair Tom Steyer, and Hollywood elites have poured hundreds of millions -- even billions -- of dollars into ensuring that the pipeline will never get approval. They are in for the kill and smell the blood of anyone with ties to coal, oil, and even natural gas. And this is what is killing the U.S. economy.

By |2014-06-13T14:10:16-04:00June 13th, 2014|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on What’s really behind anti-Keystone fanaticism?